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20 Feb 2004

Causes of eye and neck ageing
What are the causes and what can be done to fix
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Jwag,

Ageing of the skin is caused by sun damage - any exposure to the sun (that is why wearing a sunblock EVERY day is so important), lack of sleep, environmental and psychological stress, bad eating habits, regular use of muscles (squinting the eyes in sharp light leads to crow's feet for instance) and gravity, smoking and lifestyle habits.

Once ageing has occurred, various therapies are available, of which Botox is probably the most well-know, with extremely good results. Other options are chemical peels, laser therapy, microdermabrasion and other non-invasive techniques. In certain cases, however, surgery will be the only option.
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